Meet the GrassRoots Staff

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Jill was raised in Wisconsin and, after a few years of wandering around the US, moved to Alaska in 1981. After 27 years of practicing law she saw the Fair Trade light and opened GrassRoots Fair Trade Store in Anchorage with her daughter, Liz.  When not fair trading Jill likes to scuba dive in warm places and hike in cool places. Her favorite products are the Recycled Telephone Wire Baskets from Baskets of Africa in South Africa



Blair is originally from Mississippi and moved to Alaska with her four daughters 2 years ago.  She loves Harry Potter and spending time with her family that lives in Alaska.  She and her daughters recently adopted an adorable puppy named Puddles and she makes amazing southern food!  Blair's favorite product is the Elephant Jewelry Box made by Asha Handicrafts in India.


Liz was born and raised here in Alaska although throughout her life she has found herself in many different countries and states.  Being a family member of the  other owner she has worked on and off since the opening of GrassRoots in 2008.  She came back to manage GrassRoots in 2015 and became a co-owner in 2017.  Her favorite item in the store this week is the Spruce Satchel by What Daisy Did in India.